Ralph E. Girvin, J.D.
564-5803 Ext. 618
– July 15, 2005
M/W 7:40 P.M. – 10:10 P.M.
Fort Bliss, Texas
I. PARK UNIVERSITY VISION
will be a renowned leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for
learners within the global society.
II. PARK UNIVERSITY
The mission of
Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide
access to academic excellence which
learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong
learning while serving a global community.
Introduction to the law; contracts, agency,
employment law and negotiable instruments. A study of contracts, domestic and
international sales law, commercial paper, comparison of social responsibility,
legal aspects of selected issues, and the legal environment of business.
The goal of this course is for the student to obtain a working knowledge of the
business law subjects that will be covered in the class. In addition, to the
substantive law covered in the text, the student will also focus on ethics as
applied to the business world.
The student will learn to use the law and the ethics of business law not only in
a business setting but also in his/her everyday life.
The class will consist of lecture and class discussion and participation.
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be
prepared to discuss the cases located within the assigned readings. Discussion
of the chapter cases will be part of the lecture and will also be part of the
West’s Business Law, Text Cases, Legal, Ethical,
International and E-Commerce Environment,
Ninth Edition, 2002, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz and Cross.
Class participation is required. Students are responsible for completing all
reading assignments prior to class. The Park University policy concerning class
attendance will be strictly enforced. ACADEMIC HONESTY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE
XI. GRADING POLICIES
1. 1ST EXAM 33.3%
2. 2ND EXAM 33.33%
3. 3RD EXAM 33.3%
A……………..90% - 100%
B……………..80% - 89%
C……………..70% - 79%
D……………..60% - 69%
F…………….. Below 60%
The professor must inform the administrative offices of Park University when a
student accumulates two unexcused absences during the course to the semester.
Three unexcused absences may result in the student being withdrawn involuntarily
from the class by the administration. The professor must always approve excused
XIV. CLASS MEETING AND
1. Mon 5/23
Chapters 1 & 2 Introduction to Law and Legal
Reasoning & Courts and ADR
Wed5/25 Chapters 3 &4 Court Procedures &
Constitutional Authority to
5/30 Chapters 5 & 6 Torts and Strict Liability
6/1 Chapters 7 & 8 Intellectual Property &
Review Criminal Law
6/6 1st EXAM Chapters 1-8
6/8 Chapters 9 & 10 Nature and
6/13 Chapters 11 & 12 Consideration and Capacity
6/15 Chapters 13, 14 & 15 Genuineness of Assent, The
Statute of Frauds
and 3rd Party Rights
6/20 Chapters 16 & 17 Performance &
Breach of Contract
6/22 Chapters 18 & 19 Remedies and The Formation
of Sales and
Review Lease Contracts
6/27 2nd EXAM Chapters 9
6/29 Chapters 20 & 21 Title, Risk and Insurable
Interest & Performance of
7/4 Chapters 22 & 23 Remedies for Breach of Sales
Lease Contracts & Sales Warranties
7/6 Chapters 24 & 25 Negotiable Instruments
7/11 Final Exam Chapters 20-25
7/13 Overview of the course
with a Review of Final Exam